Russia’s RIA state agency reports fuel tank on fire at Kerch bridge in Crimea


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A fuel tank was on fire on the Kerch bridge in Crimea early on Saturday, Russia’s RIA state news agency reported, while Ukraine’s media reported an explosion.

“According to preliminary information a fuel tank on fire on one of the sections of the Crimean bridge, the shipping arches are not damaged,” RIA reported citing a local official.

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Traffic on the bridge was suspended.

Ukraine’s media reported that a blast took place on the bridge at around 6 a.m. (0300 GMT).

Reuters could not independently verify the reports. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by William Mallard)


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